Period
to 22 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 546 549 677
Rank change year-on-year +3 +128 +59
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 99 106 200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 0.84% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 63 135
10th Percentile £320 £286 £318
25th Percentile £379 £344 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £444 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.41% -10.53% +27.52%
75th Percentile £509 £488 £538
90th Percentile £576 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £475
% change year-on-year - -10.53% +48.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
10th Percentile £43.93 " £28.50
25th Percentile £44.94 £38.25 £34.51
Median hourly rate £46.00 £39.50 £41.53
Median % change year-on-year +16.46% -4.89% +114.29%
75th Percentile £46.63 £40.75 £48.00
90th Percentile £46.85 " £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £39.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year +16.46% -14.13% +137.36%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 11,250 12,599 18,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.97% 22.42% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,387 8,070 11,573
10th Percentile £300 £258 £263
25th Percentile £400 £369 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £575 £572 £560
90th Percentile £650 £650 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 505 778
10th Percentile £14.70 £14.60 £12.50
25th Percentile £20.00 £17.55 £16.76
Median hourly rate £39.92 £30.00 £29.95
Median % change year-on-year +33.05% +0.17% +33.11%
75th Percentile £51.56 £49.00 £47.07
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.55 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +46.21% -9.09% +17.02%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 22 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 79 £425 +3.03% 32
UK excluding London +90 46 £425 - 26
London -16 30 £440 +6.67% 8
Work from Home -236 25 £450 +7.46% 5
South East +59 17 £410 +2.50% 2
South West +46 13 £425 - 7
North of England +64 9 £464 +3.05% 5
North West +29 4 £464 +3.05% 3
Scotland +4 4 £406 -26.14% 2
Yorkshire +41 3 £500 - 1
East of England +30 3 £375 +7.14% 4
North East - 2 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 99 (100.00%) VMware
2 85 (85.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (47.47%) Windows
4 44 (44.44%) vSphere
5 43 (43.43%) Microsoft
6 34 (34.34%) Windows Server
7 32 (32.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (32.32%) Linux
8 31 (31.31%) Security Cleared
9 30 (30.30%) Azure
9 30 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (30.30%) Cisco
10 28 (28.28%) AWS
10 28 (28.28%) vRealize
10 28 (28.28%) Data Centre
11 27 (27.27%) VCP6
11 27 (27.27%) vCenter Server
11 27 (27.27%) SC Cleared
12 26 (26.26%) PowerShell
12 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (25.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
15 22 (22.22%) CCNP
15 22 (22.22%) CCNA
15 22 (22.22%) MCSE
15 22 (22.22%) Python
15 22 (22.22%) VMware NSX
16 21 (21.21%) MCSA
16 21 (21.21%) SAN
17 20 (20.20%) VCAP

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 9 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.06%) Confluence
4 4 (4.04%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.03%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.03%) IIS
5 3 (3.03%) SAS
5 3 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 30 (30.30%) Azure
2 28 (28.28%) AWS
3 7 (7.07%) PaaS
4 6 (6.06%) IaaS
5 5 (5.05%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (5.05%) SaaS
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.02%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 2 (2.02%) Azure Key Vault
6 2 (2.02%) GitHub
6 2 (2.02%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.01%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.21%) SAN
2 19 (19.19%) Firewall
3 11 (11.11%) DNS
3 11 (11.11%) VSAN
4 10 (10.10%) DHCP
5 8 (8.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (8.08%) OSPF
6 7 (7.07%) VLAN
6 7 (7.07%) VPN
6 7 (7.07%) VXLAN
7 5 (5.05%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (4.04%) BGP
8 4 (4.04%) DMVPN
8 4 (4.04%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (4.04%) IPv4
8 4 (4.04%) iSCSI
8 4 (4.04%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (4.04%) WAN
9 3 (3.03%) SSL
9 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.01%) Data Vault
4 1 (1.01%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) JIRA
2 3 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.02%) GitLab
3 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket
General
1 12 (12.12%) Public Sector
2 7 (7.07%) Finance
3 3 (3.03%) Police
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Electronics
4 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (23.23%) VMware Engineer
2 22 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (13.13%) Consultant
3 13 (13.13%) VMware Consultant
4 7 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Software Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Architect
5 6 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Analyst
6 4 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (4.04%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) VMware Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) Web Services
2 3 (3.03%) Middleware
2 3 (3.03%) Spine.js
3 2 (2.02%) .NET
3 2 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.02%) Flash
3 2 (2.02%) JSON
3 2 (2.02%) REST
3 2 (2.02%) SOAP
3 2 (2.02%) XML
4 1 (1.01%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (28.28%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.08%) Clustering
4 5 (5.05%) Public Cloud
4 5 (5.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (4.04%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (4.04%) Private Cloud
5 4 (4.04%) Replication
5 4 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.03%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.03%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.02%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.02%) PKI
8 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.47%) Windows
2 34 (34.34%) Windows Server
3 32 (32.32%) Linux
4 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 7 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (4.04%) Unix
9 3 (3.03%) CentOS
9 3 (3.03%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.01%) Android
10 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (17.17%) DevOps
3 17 (17.17%) ITIL
4 15 (15.15%) Network Virtualisation
5 11 (11.11%) Migration
6 10 (10.10%) Software Engineering
7 9 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.09%) Service Management
8 8 (8.08%) Computer Science
8 8 (8.08%) Load Balancing
8 8 (8.08%) Validation
9 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure as Code
10 6 (6.06%) Critical Thinking
10 6 (6.06%) System Testing
10 6 (6.06%) Use Case
11 5 (5.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.05%) High Availability
11 5 (5.05%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.26%) PowerShell
2 22 (22.22%) Python
3 17 (17.17%) Bash Shell
4 14 (14.14%) SQL
5 6 (6.06%) Perl
6 3 (3.03%) C++
7 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.02%) VB
8 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (32.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (31.31%) Security Cleared
3 30 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 27 (27.27%) VCP6
5 22 (22.22%) CCNA
5 22 (22.22%) CCNP
5 22 (22.22%) MCSE
6 21 (21.21%) MCSA
7 20 (20.20%) VCAP
8 12 (12.12%) VCDX
9 10 (10.10%) MCITP
10 9 (9.09%) RHCE
11 6 (6.06%) HP AIS
11 6 (6.06%) HP ASE
11 6 (6.06%) HP MASE
11 6 (6.06%) JNCIS
11 6 (6.06%) NCIE
12 5 (5.05%) DV Cleared
12 5 (5.05%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) GDPR
System Software
1 85 (85.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (44.44%) vSphere
3 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
4 22 (22.22%) VMware NSX
5 17 (17.17%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (15.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (11.11%) vCloud
8 9 (9.09%) Hyper-V
9 7 (7.07%) XenApp
10 5 (5.05%) Docker
11 3 (3.03%) XenDesktop
12 2 (2.02%) Firmware
13 1 (1.01%) Ceph
13 1 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (1.01%) NFS
13 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (1.01%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 28 (28.28%) vRealize
2 27 (27.27%) vCenter Server
3 20 (20.20%) Ansible
4 13 (13.13%) Puppet
5 10 (10.10%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 9 (9.09%) Terraform
7 8 (8.08%) PowerCLI
8 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (5.05%) Grafana
9 5 (5.05%) NetBackup
10 4 (4.04%) vMotion
11 3 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (3.03%) ZABBIX
12 2 (2.02%) Avamar
12 2 (2.02%) Kubernetes
12 2 (2.02%) Prometheus
13 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
13 1 (1.01%) Salt
13 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 99 (100.00%) VMware
2 43 (43.43%) Microsoft
3 30 (30.30%) Cisco
4 19 (19.19%) Dell
5 14 (14.14%) Citrix
5 14 (14.14%) HP
5 14 (14.14%) Veeam
6 11 (11.11%) Juniper
6 11 (11.11%) NetApp
7 10 (10.10%) Brocade
8 9 (9.09%) Oracle
8 9 (9.09%) Red Hat
9 7 (7.07%) Atlassian
9 7 (7.07%) EMC
9 7 (7.07%) IBM
9 7 (7.07%) SAP
10 3 (3.03%) CommVault
10 3 (3.03%) Isilon
10 3 (3.03%) Lotus
10 3 (3.03%) Veritas